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South Africa: Minister Rob Davies Announces Technology Awards Winners
Source: Issued by: Department of Trade and Industry
Source Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 22, 2013

The awards recognise individuals and organisations that contributed towards technology development and innovation in South Africa. They are also aimed at inspiring and encouraging creativity and technological innovativeness amongst business people by rewarding those that make use of technology to advance their business.
“By virtue of being selected as finalists, and getting an opportunity to be part of the awards ceremony that will be attended by about 400 guests in Durban, all the projects and individuals are already winners. Their contribution in the world of innovation and technology will be acknowledged, celebrated and recognised beyond Durban. They will inspire their peers and many young people who will view their impressive technological inventions at the exhibition,” said Minister Davies.
The finalists, all of whom have been supported by the dti’s three technology programmes, namely Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP), managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), and the Seda Technology Programme (STP) managed by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).
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